Dell password requirement

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jimmcq

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Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.
Jim
 

valis

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sounds like a bios password. When you enter your password, can you get to windows? Can you post a screenshot?
 

jimmcq

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Hi V,
We haven't "talked" since this morning and my music is just chugging along as well as my wife's but, now she tells me, she can go days without an interruption.
With the password problem, entering the password and hitting enter I go directly to my desk top, not much to get a screen shot of.
Jim
 

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Whats the make and model again? As you have the password this should be an easy fix (famous last words).
 

jimmcq

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V,
Odd that the forum didn't bring that up. Dell Inspiron 2305, Win 7
Jim
 

valis

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Nah, Im just on a tablet instead of mylaptop and dont have full functionality. Thats myfault not the forums. :)

Let m see what I candig up. It will probably tomorrow am though.

Thanks,

v
 

jimmcq

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Frank,
Wow!! Its amazing that the techs I encountered while I was still under warranty couldn't direct me to this page and didn't know that the password on boot was enabled by default. Not sure how my wife's identical but year younger system got away with out the P/W requirement. Going into set up as soon as I send this. I've been there before so I'm not too concerned.
Jim
 

jimmcq

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Frank,
Arrgh! My electronics hate me! My microwave died last night! I thought that it might be associated with the door opener button that I repaired about 2 weeks ago but no such luck. I opened it up and from a semi-layman's view every thing seems ok at least all of the switches open and close. The timer starts but the magnetron doesn't energize. When I get done with this reply I'll shop on line for a new microwave, this one is 10 years old.
Back to the password problem.. I went back to set up and the three passwords I can find, BIOS, system and administrator, are all disabled. Where else could there be a password that is so early in the login process?
Jim
 

jimmcq

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Frank,
Little help please, how do I go about that? But wouldn't anything I look for have to be Dell related?
At least I'm on the way to fixing my microwave. Found a bad micro switch in the door. Frustrating, switch costs $2.63 but shipping is $6.50!
Please let me know how to go about checking the start up list.
Jim
 

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Frank,
My last reply should have been directed to Valis. Sorry.
Jim
 
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